Dr. Boulos to be Honored with Distinguished Lifetime Achievement and Outstanding Community Service Award
Denver, Colorado USA, March 19, 2019 – Digital Water Works, a leading global innovator of digital twin solutions for smart wet infrastructure, today announced that Dr. Paul F. Boulos, its Chief Executive Officer, will be honored by the Rene Moawad Foundation (RMF USA) with its Distinguished Lifetime Achievement and Outstanding Community Service Award. The award will be presented at the organization’s twelfth annual benefit gala on Saturday, April 13, at the Fisher Island Club in Miami Beach, FL. Dr. Boulos will be introduced by H.E Gabriel Issa, Lebanese Ambassador to the U.S.
Established in 1993, with headquarters in Washington D.C., RMF USA’s main mission is to promote peace, stability and prosperity in Lebanon through sustainable human development activities. Its award pays tribute to individuals who best exemplify the distinguishing qualities of Lebanese Americans: love of family and country, generosity of spirit, dedication to the community, excellence in business or profession, and support of the Foundation’s mission. Laureates are selected by the RMF USA Board of Directors.
RMF USA Founder and Honorary Chairperson H.E. Nayla Moawad said that Dr. Boulos was chosen for this year’s award because of his “distinguished career, defined by excellent professional and ethical performance, exemplary dedication to the community and the water industry … his indefatigable efforts in supporting the education of our youth … and his steadfast commitment to and incredible passion for building a better world for the greater good. Dr. Boulos exemplifies the empathy and dedication that we at RMF USA know can create a future of abundance for Lebanon and the region.”
“Dr. Boulos’ story is one of incredible achievement as both a philanthropist and a business and engineering leader,” said former Congressman and RMF USA Board Chair Nick Rahall. “His leadership in international education, his giving back to his country of origin, Lebanon, and his remarkable contributions here in the United States make him a sterling choice for this important award. He is an asset to the community and a source of pride to men and women everywhere. I am proud to know him as a dear friend. I cannot congratulate him more enthusiastically on this distinguished honor.”
Added H.E. Ambassador Gabriel Issa, “Dr. Paul Boulos is a highly accomplished engineer and a remarkable business leader in the United States and around the world. His long-standing commitment to higher education and dedication to improving the lives, hopes and dreams of our youth define his character as a visionary leader. This honor of Paul’s many contributions to our country inspires great pride and joy throughout the Lebanese American community.”
“I am deeply humbled and honored to be singled out for this distinguished award,” said Boulos. “But even more important to me is the significance of the work we all do. The RMF USA’s incredible passion for enhancing the common good and reaching out to improve Lebanon’s communities is making the country a better and brighter place to live. It is with the utmost respect and admiration for this organization and its Directors that I salute their compassionate hearts, their noble efforts to make a difference in the lives of so many, and their critical role as a leading example and inspiration for others.”
Dr. Boulos is one of the world’s foremost experts on water resources and navigation engineering and the author of ten authoritative books and more than 200 technical articles on issues critical to the water and wastewater industry. He is a recipient of a number of awards including the U.S. Ellis Island Medal of Honor, one of America’s highest accolades; the ASCE John I. Parcel-Leif J. Sverdrup Civil Engineering Management Award; the ASCE Simon W. Freese Environmental Engineering Award and Lecture; the Pride of Heritage Award from the Lebanese American Foundation; the Distinguished Lifetime Achievement and Outstanding Community Service Award from the Rene Moawad Foundation; and the Lebanese American University Alumni of the Year Award. He was inducted into the University of Kentucky College of Engineering Hall of Distinction, the highest honor the university bestows on its alumni; to the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, one of the most prestigious scientific organizations in Europe; and to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), one of the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Dr. Boulos was also awarded the Honorary Diplomate (Hon.D.WRE) by the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers (AAWRE) as well as Distinguished Diplomate, Navigation Engineering (Dist. D.NE) by the ACOPNE, the highest honors for both academies. He is a Distinguished Member of the ASCE, the Society’s highest honor, and a Diplomate (by Eminence) of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers.
Among his many professional involvements, Dr. Boulos is president of ACOPNE and past president of AAWRE, and serves on the Boards of Trustees of both organizations. He also sits on the Advisory Group for the NAE Center for Engineering, Ethics, and Society; the ASCE Industry Leaders Council; the Advisory Boards of the Center for Buildings, Infrastructure and Public Space at Columbia University and the Environmental Engineering Science Program at Washington University in St. Louis; and the Board of Directors of America-Mideast Educational and Training Services, Inc./AMIDEAST. He served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Chairman of the Board of International Advisors of the Lebanese American University and has been a member of advisory boards and councils for many organizations including the Corporate Advisory Board of the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership; the Buck Advisory Council of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging; the Dean’s International Council of the Harris School of Public Policy Studies at the University of Chicago; the Board of Directors of the American Society for Engineering Education Corporate Member Council; the Board of Directors of A Precious Child; the USEPA Science Advisory Board; and the External Advisory Board of Civil Engineering Department at the American University of Beirut.
For more information on the RMF Miami benefit gala, visit www.rmfusa.org
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Digital Water Works is a new breed of engineering technology solutions provider dedicated to innovating exclusively for the global water and wastewater industry. The company strategically combines the power of cloud computing, AI, IoT sensors, pervasive engineering simulation, GIS, enterprise asset management and advanced analytics to seamlessly build and implement comprehensive, reliable digital twin solutions for smarter, more sustainable and resilient wet infrastructure. The result is real-time, actionable insights that empower water and wastewater utilities to optimizie and transform their businesses and keep their infrastructures operating well into the future at the lowest life cycle cost. Founded in 2018 by Dr. Paul F. Boulos, the Denver-based company is supported by a Board of Directors and an Advisory Board of leading technology, management and engineering experts serving the water industry. For more information, visit www.digital-ww.com or connect with Digital Water Works on Twitter and LinkedIn.
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